There are several reasons why a woman would want to get breast implants. Some seek out breast augmentation because they have breast asymmetry or their breasts have lost volume or have begun to sag as a result of age or the birth of a child. Others have never been satisfied with the size of their breasts and have finally decided to get implants to achieve the full breasts they’ve always wanted. Whatever your reasons for wanting breast augmentation surgery, it always helps to know what the latest trends are. Here is the latest trend and why you might want to consider it for your augmentation.
What is the Latest Trend in Breast Surgery?
The very large breast implants that were popular a couple of decades ago are not as popular now as smaller, more natural-looking implants. While breast augmentation is more common than ever with over a quarter million procedures done last year, many women no longer want to look like they’ve had surgery. Instead, they want breasts that fit their body frame and are conducive to an active lifestyle. Choosing smaller sizes of implants as well as picking the types and placement of implants that look and feel more like natural breasts can go a long way in not interfering with exercise or daily activity.
The Breast Augmentation Process
Breast augmentation surgery starts with either IV sedation or general anesthesia. Once the patient is properly sedated, an incision will be made either around the areola (known as a peri-areolar incision) or in the fold under the breast (inframammary). The implant will then be placed either under the pectoral muscle or directly behind the breast tissue and the incisions will be closed. The incisions will fade over time and any resulting scars will be easily hidden by bras, swimsuits, or other undergarments. After recovering from sedation, you will be sent home with a supportive undergarment or wrap. It’s important that you have someone drive you home and stay with you for at least the first day after surgery. Most patients find that the majority of their swelling, bruising, and pain subside within five days and that they are back to their normal schedule within a week or two. However, overexertion should be avoided for at least the first few weeks after surgery to allow for adequate time to heal.
Types of Implants
Dr. Yegiyants offers a selection of implant types for her patients to choose from. The most natural type of implant uses the patient’s own tissue in a fat transfer procedure. Fat is removed from an area where there is an excess via liposuction and transplanted into the breast. This procedure is popular for those who want a small increase in breast size and a natural-looking result. Other options include saline and silicone implants. Patients can also choose from round or teardrop-shaped implants. While round implants result in more cleavage, teardrop-shaped implants tend to result in a more natural look and are growing in popularity.
The Right Type and Placement of Smaller Implants
The placement of the implant also has an impact on how natural the result looks. Dr. Yegiyants performs sub-muscular (under the pectoral muscle), sub-glandular (behind the breast tissue and over the pectoral muscle), and sub-fascial (under the fibrous connective tissue covering the pectoral muscle) placements. For those who want a natural-looking result with a more comfortable recovery, she usually chooses the sub-fascial placement. This type of placement keeps the pectoral muscle intact while safely keeping the impact behind the fascia. With no pressure of the muscle on top of the implant, smaller implants can achieve enhanced perkiness and projection.
Choosing the Right Size of Implant for You
When choosing the right size of implant for your breast augmentation, you need to take your frame size, lifestyle, and future into consideration. Choosing implants too large could cause back or neck pain or impact a very active lifestyle. Future pregnancies and planned changes in weight should also be considered. These issues will be discussed with Dr. Yegiyants during your consultation so she can best help you choose the size, type, and placement of the implant.
If you’re ready to join the hundreds of thousands of women who have achieved natural-looking full breasts with a breast augmentation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Yegiyants today to learn more.